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Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

  • Kartonierter Einband
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"Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics" Informationen zum Autor Charles L. Adl... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Zusatztext "Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics" Informationen zum Autor Charles L. Adler is professor of physics at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Vorwort A book that looks at the correct--and incorrect--science of some favorites in science fiction and fantasy. Zusammenfassung Explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasyâfrom the probable to the impossible From space elevators to interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant, innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideasâfor instance, could Mr. Weasleyâ™s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might happen, and which ones wouldnâ™t work? From the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar , this book delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasyâsuch as time warps, shape changing, and rocket launchesâand shows readers the physics and math behind the phenomena.

"Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics"

Vorwort
A book that looks at the correct--and incorrect--science of some favorites in science fiction and fantasy.

Autorentext
Charles L. Adler is professor of physics at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Zusammenfassung

Explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasyfrom the probable to the impossible

From space elevators to interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant, innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideasfor instance, could Mr. Weasley's flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might happen, and which ones wouldn't work? From the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar, this book delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasysuch as time warps, shape changing, and rocket launchesand shows readers the physics and math behind the phenomena.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Wizards, Aliens, and Starships
Untertitel: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
Autor:
EAN: 9780691196374
ISBN: 978-0-691-19637-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: University Presses
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 392
Gewicht: g
Größe: H203mm x B133mm
Jahr: 2019